The Renegade Writer

If Marketing Offends You (Wherein I get on my soapbox)

So recently I got a complaint from someone that said -- and I'm paraphrasing: I love your Monday Motivations for Writers and free goodies, but every time you start marketing something, I need to unsubscribe from your list and re-subscribe again when the campaign is over. Every so often I hear from someone who is shocked and ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Oct 13, 2014 Marketing, Money, Rants

6 Smart Ways to Find Out if a Magazine Pays for Freelance Articles

By Carol Tice You've got a great story idea, and think you've found the perfect magazine to send it to. There's only one problem: you have no idea if that magazine ever uses freelance writers -- or if they do, if there's any pay involved. You could spend days developing this query -- pre-interviewing sources and crafting ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Jun 22, 2014 Advice, Money

Want to Freelance So You Don’t Have to Pay for Childcare? Why This Can Be a Bad Idea — and 3 Things to Do Instead

By Linda Formichelli You decide to become a freelance writer so you can stay at home with your little one -- and you envision yourself tapping at your keyboard and sipping java while your precious angel plays quietly with a set of blocks at your feet. Then, when you attempt this, you’re slammed back to reality: Your ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Dec 3, 2013 Money, productivity

Why You Should Write for Free–and Like It

By Linda Formichelli For years I’ve been preaching to new writers: Know what you’re worth! Demand to be paid fairly! Don’t write for free! And now here I am, telling you it’s good to write for free. Am I crazy? No. I changed because the industry has changed. When I was starting out in 1997, there were no content ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Oct 15, 2013 Advice, Marketing, Money

5 Signs it’s Time to Quit Freelancing and get a “Real Job”

By Daisha Cassel If you’re doing it right--and making a good living off it--freelance writing is a real job. In fact, most successful freelance writers put in well over 40 hours a week when they are getting their businesses off the ground. Unfortunately, though, a lot of wannabe writing pros are unprepared when they decide to ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Sep 25, 2013 Advice, Freelance Writing, Money, Motivation

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